St. Bridget’s Church, Aharney, Co. Kilkenny & Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)

St, Bridget’s,
Co. Kilkenny,

Another one of these spread through two counties parishes

Lewis Topographical Dictionary tells us “AHARNEY, or AGHARNEY, also called LISDOWNEY, a parish, partly in the barony of UPPER OSSORY, QUEEN’S county, but chiefly in that of GALMOY, county of KILKENNY, and in the province of LEINSTER, 3 miles (S. by E.) from Durrow, on the road to Kilkenny; containing 2156 inhabitants.”

Also “ In the R. C. divisions this parish is the head of a district, called the union of Lisdowney, comprising the parishes of Aharney, Sheffin, Balleen, Coolcashin, and parts of Rathbeagh and Grange, and containing three chapels;”

These photographs were taken May 2014